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Are you a Parent Carer Interested in Learning to Deliver Training to Support other Parents?


In 2018, in Partnership with Wiltshire Council, we recruited and trained 5 parent carers who are now working alongside professional colleagues to deliver a new parenting programme for parents and carers of children with Special Needs and or a disability, called Time Out for Parents: Children with Special Needs. Introduced to help support parent carers, carers of children who have a disability, special educational needs, or additional needs, where other courses such as Triple P or SWAPP may not be appropriate, these courses have proven to be highly popular with parent carers attending. These courses are designed for parents and carers of children aged 3 to 11 years to support with the particular challenges faced in raising a child with Special Needs.

Thanks to the success of these courses, we have been fortunate in securing additional funding from Wiltshire Council to enable us to recruit and train more volunteer parent carers to deliver these courses alongside professional colleagues, to increase the number of opportunities for parent carers to access this support.

We are looking to recruit a maximum of 6 volunteer parent carers to become facilitators to deliver training to support parent carers in Wiltshire as part of this initiative. As a trained facilitator, you would work in partnership with a trained professional to deliver training called Time Out for Parents which has been produced by an organisation called Care for the Family. You would be able to claim out of pocket expenses including mileage and childcare expenses incurred by delivering training.

We are excited to be able to build on the success of this initiative and to empower parents to be trained as professionals so that they can train and support other parents. If you are interested in this opportunity, you would need to commit to five days of training. The training would give you the skills to facilitate groups, and you would be trained to use materials to enable you to deliver a range of sessions that includes a module specifically for parents of children with special needs. You would be able to claim out of pocket expenses including mileage and childcare expenses incurred by attending the training days.

We will do our utmost to organise a training venue that is convenient to the majority of people participating in the five days. If those people come from different areas within Wiltshire, then we will try to find a venue that is as central in Wiltshire as possible. Training will take place on the following days:-

  • Wednesday 25th September: 9.30am – 2.30pm
  • Thursday 26th September: 9.30am – 2.30pm
  • Friday 27th September: 9.30am – 1.00pm
  • Monday 7th October: 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • Tuesday 8th October: 9.30am – 3.30pm


To understand a little more about the courses for parents, please click [HERE] to visit Care for the Family’s website.

We would welcome applications from any parent carer wishing to express an interest in being trained to deliver these courses.

Applications must be received by 5pm Wednesday 19th June 2019.

Informal interviews including more information about the training, the courses and an opportunity to ask questions, will take place on: Monday 24th June 2019 (likely to be from 10am and finish no later than 2pm, and a venue in Devizes, to be confirmed).

If you are not sure if this is for you or not and you would like an opportunity to understand more and ask any questions you may have, we would encourage you to complete an application form too.

Please click [APPLY] to complete a short application form.